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San Diego Ranks Eighth Nationally in Clean Power Production

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has ranked the City of San Diego as the eighth largest green power user in the country in its annual list recognizing agencies for generating power from alternative energy sources, including solar, landfill gas, hydro-electric and wastewater methane energy systems

Historic Snowpack Means Higher and Colder Water Flows, Warns PG&E and Division of Boating...

California State Parks Division of Boating and Waterways (DBW) and Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) warn water enthusiasts of colder and higher river stream flows this spring and summer. Higher flows from record rainfall in many parts of the state and continuing snowmelt this spring, are expected to last longer and be higher than in several years

Environment America and EnergySage announce partnership to help more Americans adopt solar power

In an effort to help more Americans research and adopt solar energy for their homes and businesses, Environment America and EnergySage announced a new partnership today. Environment America will encourage its members and the general public to use the EnergySage platform to find the right solar installation option in their area.

Coastal Commission Renews Water Treatment Plant Permit Saving San Diego $1.8 Billion

The City’s plan to develop a sustainable water supply and divert wastewater flows from the Pacific Ocean came one step closer to reality today when the California Coastal Commission unanimously gave its approval for a modified permit for the Point Loma Wastewater Treatment Plant

Congressman Lowenthal Helps Introduce The Equality Act to Protect LGBT Community From Discrimination

Congressman Alan Lowenthal (CA-47) today joined with 195 House Members and 46 Senators to introduce the Equality Act—comprehensive legislation to ban discrimination against LGBT individuals in public accommodations, housing, employment, and other core areas of daily life

Rep. Peters Introduces HYPE Act to Cut Red Tape for Hydropower Projects

U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) announced the Hydropower Permit Extension, or “HYPE” Act, to cut red tape in the construction permitting process for hydropower projects and incentivize greater investment in carbon-free hydropower. The bill gives already-approved hydropower projects an extra year on their initial permit to begin construction.

Homebuyers Can Now Use Income from ADUs to Help Qualify for CalHFA First Mortgages

The California Housing Finance Agency has revised its guidelines so first-time homebuyers may apply rental income from an Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) toward loan qualification. This update follows the guidelines of Fannie Mae and the Federal Housing Administration and will take effect on May 1, 2017

CalHFA Contributes Vital Funds to Complete Ocean View Rehabilitation

A collaboration between the California Housing Finance Agency, local and federal partners, nonprofit developer BRIDGE Housing Corporation and other contributors has resulted in a sparkling renovation of Ocean View Senior Apartments in the Bay Area community of Pacifica

Rep. Susan Davis: Earth Day takes on new significance with Environmental Protections Being Rolled...

Congresswoman Susan Davis (D-San Diego), a member of the Sustainable Energy & Environment Coalition, released the following statement for Earth Day 2017.

DWR Update on Oroville Spillway Repair Activities

The following is an update from the Department of Water Resources (DWR) on construction-related activities on the Oroville Spillway Recovery project. DWR is committed to informing the surrounding communities and the general public about the work being done to repair the damaged spillway and related impacts to roads, recreation, public access and surrounding infrastructure.

Attorney General Becerra Intervenes in Lawsuit To Defend Energy Efficiency Standards

Building on his recent actions to protect federal energy efficiency standards, California Attorney General Xavier Becerra, with the California Energy Commission and six Attorneys General, filed a motion late yesterday to intervene in a lawsuit in order to defend energy saving light bulb regulations. In March, the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) challenging energy efficiency regulations for lamps (light bulbs).

Pelosi Remarks at Hunters View Community Commemoration Ceremony

Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi joined San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee, Board of Supervisors President London Breed, Supervisor Malia Cohen and community leaders to honor the newly opened Hunters View Community Housing. Below is a transcript of the Leader’s remarks

Valadao Releases Statement on Updated Water Allocation

The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation announced an update to the 2017 water allocation for San Joaquin Valley agricultural service contractors who receive water through the Central Valley Project (CVP).

Congressman Sherman Introduces Legislation to Provide Consumer Protections to Homeowners that ‘Go Green’

Congressman Brad Sherman, a senior member of the Financial Services Committee, joined Senator Tom Cotton (R-AR) and Congressman Ed Royce (R-CA) in introducing legislation to increase transparency for homeowners who take out loans to make environmentally-focused home improvements

Bipartisan Repeatedly Flooded Properties Insurance Reform Introduced

U.S. Representatives Ed Royce (R-Calif.) and Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.) introduced H.R. 1558, the Repeatedly Flooded Communities Preparation Act. The bill aims to limit the financial resources expended by the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) on claims for properties flooded multiple times

Royce Pushes for Better Flood Risk Mitigation and Transparency

U.S. Representative Ed Royce (R-Calif.) questioned expert witnesses about his proposal to help local communities mitigate flood risk and ways to increase transparency in flood insurance coverage for homeowners during a Housing and Insurance Subcommittee hearing entitled “Flood Insurance Reform: A Community Perspective."

AGUILAR RESPONDS TO TRUMP’S PLAN TO SLASH FUNDS SUPPORTING SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY RESIDENTS

Rep. Pete Aguilar issued a statement in response to President Donald Trump’s “skinny budget,” which outlines the priorities of the federal budget for Fiscal Year 2018. The president’s proposal would gut funding for critical federal programs affecting San Bernardino County residents, such as affordable housing, after school and summer programs, work-study aid, and transportation and infrastructure projects including the Redlands Passenger Rail, which is funded through the TIGER grant program

NAPOLITANO REJECTS TRUMP’S BUDGET PROPOSAL

Rep. Grace F. Napolitano (D-El Monte) rejected President Donald Trump’s budget proposal for fiscal year 2018, issuing the following statement: “In gutting the EPA and firing over 3,000 employees who work to remove toxins from our air, ground, and water, President Trump is risking the health of the public and our planet.

Colleges and Universities Can Lead America’s Shift to 100 Percent Renewable Energy

America’s colleges and universities are positioned to lead the transition to 100 percent renewable energy, according to a report released today by UCLA CALPIRG Students. The report stresses that a complete shift to clean, renewable energy is the best way for colleges and universities to achieve their carbon reduction goals and highlights schools across the country that are taking measures to make the transition to renewable energy

RANKING MEMBER NAPOLITANO CALLS FOR RENEWED FEDERAL COMMITMENT TO WATER-RELATED INFRASTRUCTURE

Rep. Grace F. Napolitano (D-El Monte), Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment, called for renewed federal commitment to water-related infrastructure at the Subcommittee’s first hearing of the 115th Congress

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Huffman, Polis, Grijalva, Jayapal, introduce nationwide roadmap to get U.S. to...

Reps. Jared Huffman (D-CA), Jared Polis (D-CO), Raul Grijalva (D-AZ), and Pramila Jayapal (D-WA) unveiled climate legislation that would transition the United States to 100 percent clean and renewable energy by 2050.

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REP. AMI BERA ANNOUNCES $3.74 MILLION DOLLAR GRANT FOR SACRAMENTO MATHER...

Congressman Ami Bera (CA-7) announced a major, multi-million dollar grant from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) today to improve Sacramento Mather Airport. The grant of $3,742,000 will be used to resurface pavement areas and upgrade drainage systems that will improve the airport’s safety and efficiency.